[Kanto Camp Touring] [Saitama Prefecture] Day camp at Kinchakuda! A camping trip on a Harley to attractive spots famous for Manjusha

Enjoy Harley riding at Kinchakuda Camp in Saitama Prefecture! Hello, this is _hiroyuki.ta.

This time, I went touring at Kinchakuda Campsite in Hidaka City, Saitama Prefecture on my Harley-Davidson FLSB Sport Glide.

Kinchakuda is famous for its spectacular view of Manjushage in autumn, but there are many other attractive spots as well. This time we will introduce some of them.


Route to Kinchakuda

Starting from a friend’s house in Ageo City, Saitama Prefecture, I took the Ken-o Expressway from Route 17, got off at the Ken-o Tsurugashima IC, and headed for Hidaka City. The Ken-O Expressway is a road that is easy to drive and has easy access from the city center. On the way, we stopped at Kachofuugetsu, a natural hot spring in Tsurugashima City, to take a break. There is not only a hot spring here, but also a restaurant and a farmers market.

Highlights of Kinchakuda

When we arrived at the Kinchakuda campsite, we pitched our tents on the flat ground along the river. This is a free site that can be used for free, but it is well managed and clean. There are also toilets and water nearby. However, please note that overnight camping is prohibited.

In the past, I went to see a colony of Manjusha flowers, which is a specialty of Kinchakuda. Manjushaka is a crimson flower that blooms from mid-September to early October, and about 5 million flowers spread all over Kinchakuda. The appearance is overwhelming, as if a red carpet had been spread out. Many tourists visit during the flowering season, but you can also enjoy colorful seasonal flowers such as rape blossoms and cosmos at other times as well.

Kinchakuda is not only attractive for its manjusha flowers, but also for its history and culture. Kinchakuda is a flat area formed by the meandering of the Komagawa River that flows through Hidaka City, and it got its name because its shape resembles a kinchaku. The Koma River has prospered as a key point for transportation and water transportation since ancient times, and there are many historical buildings such as ancient tombs, shrines and temples remaining in the surrounding area. I visited Hidaka Shrine and Hidaka City Museum, both within walking distance from Kinchakuda. Hidaka Shrine is an old shrine that is said to have been built in the early Heian period, and its grounds include the main shrine and worship hall, which are both nationally designated important cultural properties. The Hidaka City Museum is a museum that introduces the history and culture of the Koma River basin, and also exhibits such as the ecology and origin of Manjushana.

Kinchakuda motorcycle parking lot

There is a paid parking lot at Kinchakuda Campsite, and you can park your motorcycle for 100 yen. However, vehicles are not allowed on the riverbank, so you will need to carry your luggage from the parking lot. I had a folding carry cart for outdoor use, so I loaded it up and moved. The carry cart was very convenient and made it easy to carry heavy items. We recommend that you bring it with you when you go to Kinchakuda Campsite.


Kinchakuda Campsite in Saitama Prefecture is a campground that is close to the city center and easy to access. It is a spot rich in history and culture as well as the spectacular view of the Manjusha. It’s also a great place for touring by bike. I drove my car to Kinchakuda Campsite and was very satisfied. Everyone, please come and visit us at least once.